List of Chief Minister of Gujarat & their Tenure Periods

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Feb 4, 2022, 8:43

The state of Gujarat was formed in 1960 by splitting the then Bombay along a linguistic boundary. The Indian National Congress was the first to govern the state after its creation, with Jivraj Narayan Mehta as the inaugural Chief Minister of Gujarat. However, since 1995 the Bharatiya Janata Party has been dominating Gujarat.

Gujarat CM List

Below is the list of Chief Ministers of Gujarat from 1960 till date.

Sr.No.

Chief Minister

Tenure

Party

1.

Jivraj Narayan Mehta

1 May 1960 - 19 September 1963

Indian National Congress

2.

Balwantrai Mehta

19 September 1963 - 19 September 1965

Indian National Congress

3.

Hitendra Kanaiyalal Desai

19 September 1965 - 12 May 1971

Indian National Congress (O)

 

President's Rule

13 May 1971-17 March 1972

 

4.

Ghanshyam Oza

17 March 1972-17 July 1973

Indian National Congress

5.

Chimanbhai Patel

17 July 1973 - 9 February 1974

Indian National Congress

 

President's Rule

9 February 1974-18 June 1975

 

6.

Babubhai J. Patel

18 June 1975 -12 March 1976

 Janata Party

 

President's Rule

12 March 1976 - 24 December 1976

 

7.

Madhav Singh Solanki

24 December 1976

-

10 April 1977

Indian National Congress

8

Babubhai J. Patel

11 April 1977 - 17 February 1980

Janata Party

 

President's Rule

17 February 1980 - 6 June 1980

 

9

Madhav Singh Solanki

7 June 1980 - 6 July 1985

Indian National Congress

10

Amarsinh Chaudhary

6 July 1985 - 9 December 1989

Indian National Congress

11

Madhav Singh Solanki

10 December 1989 -3 March 1990

Indian National Congress

12

Chimanbhai Patel

4 March 1990 - 17 February 1994

Janata Dal 

13

Chhabildas Mehta

17 February 1994 - 13 March 1995

Indian National Congress

14

Keshubhai Patel

14  March 1995 - 21 October 1995


Bharatiya Janata Party

15

Suresh Mehta

21 October 1995 - 19 September 1996


Bharatiya Janata Party

 

President's Rule

19 September 1996 - 23 October 1996

 

16

Shankersinh Vaghela

23 October 1996 - 27 October 1997


Rashtriya Janata Party

17

Dilip Parikh

28 October 1997 - 4 March 1998


Rashtriya Janata Party

18

Keshubhai Patel

4 March 1998 - 6 October 2001


Bharatiya Janata Party

19

Narendra Modi

7 October 2001 - 22 May 2014


Bharatiya Janata Party

20

Anandiben Patel

22 May 2014 - 7 August 2016


Bharatiya Janata Party

21

Vijay Rupani

7 August 2016 - 13 September 2021


Bharatiya Janata Party

22

Bhupendra Patel

13 September 2021 - Present


Bharatiya Janata Party

Notable Chief Ministers of Gujarat

  • Jivraj Narayan Mehta

Jivraj Narayan Mehta was the first Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was a student of medicine and completed his postgraduate studies in London. On returning from London, Jivraj Narayan Mehta served as the personal doctor of Mahatma Gandhi for a brief period and joined the independence movement. After Independence, he held various public offices, such as the first "Dewan" (Prime Minister) of the erstwhile Baroda State. Later, on completing his tenure as a Chief Minister, he also served as the Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 1963 to 1966.

  • Narendra Modi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the 14th and the current Prime Minister of India, was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. He was appointed as the Chief Minister in 2001, given the failing health of Keshubhai Patel. He was also the longest-serving Chief Minister of Gujarat. However, he resigned as the Chief Minister after his election as the Prime Minister in 2014. Anandiben Patel succeeded him as the next Chief Minister of Gujarat.

  • Anandiben Patel:

Anandiben Patel served as the first female Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2014 to 2016. She served as the Cabinet Minister for Education as a BJP member from 2002 to 2007. She resigned from the office of the Chief Minister on 1 August 2016 as she was turning 75 years old. She is currently serving as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Bhupendra Patel:

Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel is the current Chief Minister of Gujarat. He started his political career in the municipal bodies of Ahmedabad before being elected the MLA of Gujarat. After Vijay Rupani resigned, Bhupendra Patel was unanimously elected as the BJP legislative party leader and the Chief Minister of Gujarat on 12 September 2021.

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FAQs about Gujarat CM List

  • Who was the first Chief Minister of Gujarat?

Ans: Jivraj Narayan Mehta was the first Chief Minister of Gujarat.

  • Who was the first female Chief Minister of Gujarat?

Ans: Anandiben Patel served as the first female Chief Minister of Gujarat.

  • Who is the longest-serving Chief Minister of Gujarat?

Ans: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Gujarat.

  • Who is the Chief Minister of Gujarat?

Ans: Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel is the current Chief Minister of Gujarat, serving since September 2021.